hey everyone and welcome back to my channel so today I’m doing something very very very different I want to talk about plagiarism now any of you that are on university school college I’m sure you’ve heard the word plagiarism sure you’ve heard of the consequences of plagiarizing I’ve had a few comments and questions from you guys asking how to check your work for plagiarism to make sure that it isn’t plagiarized or you haven’t copied too much I thought a really good way of doing this is to actually get someone on Fiverr to write an essay now 5 hour as you may or may not know is a place where you can kind of Commission someone to do pretty much anything also found a few sellers that were reading consumer rights my essay for 5 dollars which is about I think it’s like 4 pounds 60 not mistaken for 117 the pound is extremely weak right now but yeah so I actually paid someone a piece for me people to write my essays I watched documentary the other day about students that are getting ghost writers to write their essays for them and how much trouble they actually got into in the end and they’ve got excluded from the universities they were taken off their courses that they have to be taking year it’s just not worth it but I thought you know let’s see what kind of work that actually do let’s see if the work is legitimate let’s see if its original and let’s see if it’s plagiarized and let me show you guys how to check your work and how to make sure that your work is not plagiarized what is plagiarism now there are a number of different types of plagiarism the first one is just direct plagiarism it just straight up copying someone else’s work copy and pasting you know no effort to change no effort to roughen it’s not effort to do anything you’ve just copied someone else’s work the second type is self-plagiarism so you you may have submitted that work before in a previous essay and you then resubmit the whole thing again for a different essay and this time come up with self-plagiarism the next type is mosaic plagiarism and this kind of called powerful can also be called paraphrasing I guess and where you take someone else’s work you change a few words you use some synonyms for some words it’s the jet same general structure the same general vibe it’s just slightly different terms of the wording this is still plagiarism and the last type is accidental plagiarism so this is where you may not have referenced everything you may not have this in the source for everything or cited everything but this is still played remember use Fiverr before but on five you have a range of different sellers so you have level one sellers level two sellers level three sellers I have tried to pick sellers that are in all three categories and but the highest sellers are more expensive I gave them all of the same brief so I asked them to write an essay with three references and some critical thoughts and and to do with a topic that is my PhD basically so I knew that I’ll know what we’re talking about about a month ago I sent off the briefs and I paid for it there were about six or seven rejections so people just didn’t apply back I got my money back someone else said that they don’t want to do it I got money right I’m also going to check for plagiarism because the guards of whether they are an a-level essay on a star level essay if it’s plagiarized it’s going straight into the bin and so is your degree so let’s check and let’s see and how they did the first night god I actually got it straight away so as soon as I sent it off I said how the roof should you play back and sent it to me straight away it’s 200 words so it’s not even an abstract it’s barely anything 200 words with additional research and references with citation he has a PhD in environmental sciences find it quite hard to believe that someone’s going to write an original essay and do research for five dollars the second person I chose is this person this is a guy and 500 words with topic research again these are all one-day delivery when I actually did manage to successfully send off I got a reply back within a day specialized in writing books on such a huge range fashion lifestyle fitness sports health science tyranny of me plagiarism free as well I find it very hard to believe that someone’s going to be able to write a book or an essay on all of those topics and it’ll be really good thirdly the third person I picked was again this guy’s in Pakistan did not notice everything sound there you go and this person got loads of experience in health medicine education psychology will see how good they actually are and if it was worth your money okay so this is the first one five references pretty good that’s pretty good I only asked the three so five is good punctuation and spelling I am grandma I wouldn’t say is the best but um that’s fine I mean the essays there so my question was the role of dive nurse in the acting cortex and diaphanous is a very important protein acting cortex for a number of different and structural roles cell division and it looks like she’s actually done lots of research I don’t see much critical thoughts so I wouldn’t say that this hits the top range of exam answers I guess it’s not bad it’s not bad let’s be honest it’s not bad so the second essay has only two references one is Wikipedia so that already tells me that’s not fantastic there’s no referencing in the actual essay so straight away that’s plagiarism so he’s written the first sentence introducing the die furnace fine the second sentence or the thousands of sorry says our findings indicate so you’ve clearly copied and pasted this from a research paper because when you write an essay you don’t say our findings you say the findings of this lab it let’s try it in a third one quite a long essay look season I like that I like this person they’ve actually really stuck to the brief what I’m using to check page is a new birdie which is I’ve never website I just found to help check for plagiarism it tells you exactly where everything comes from so hopefully this does that as well shows you exactly the bits are page wise and exactly where it comes from it doesn’t matter if it’s in a blog in the corner of the internet so this essay is 70% unique which means that it’s 30% plagiarized which is very high that’s quite high but especially because there aren’t in-text referencing you are allowed to have a certain amount of percentage plagiarize because there are the standard sentences that you just can’t you know get away with not saying but anything over sort of 10 to 15% is checked quite quite thoroughly so 30% is quite high essay and number to 10 20 seconds this is a really exciting I’ve never honestly never paid advance about my essay people are paying others to write their essays they’re ending up in lots of trouble because of it it’s really not worth it bad that’s bad okay so this essay is almost 50% unique so 50% of it is plagiarized and as you can see it’s not only just plagiarized but it’s not referenced as well so they’ve just plagiarizing the information copied it straight up I even changed probably change one or two words that’s bad pay for that you submit that to your university and that’s your whole degree down the drain it’s not a joke guys don’t do it this person has gone to a blog a wordpress blog and has found some information about deafness one and just copied it let’s check essay 3 leave me a comment down below let me know if you’ve ever considered painful ones about your essay I think it’s something that it’s not spoken about at all and it’s something it’s huge it’s a huge industry essay-writing is a huge industry and this would mean II want to show you guys that it’s not worth it it really isn’t like that 58 percent unique oh my gosh okay so this one is 42 percent plagiarized it’s just a massive big chunk of writing that’s been copied and you know what this person is so smart they copied it from Afghan and our outcome is a place that you go to purchase and antibodies they’ve also gone to uniprot Swiss again which again it’s something that is only used by scientists or people in the science field as you can see if all three essays would have led you to losing your degree that’s just straight up I get so many messages from your asking how do I check for plagiarism how do i never play try it you don’t need to check because if you write your essay and you know that what you’ve written is original I know that when I write my essays I’ve taken information from different places I tried to work out what I want to say and that sentence I’ve written is an original sentence therefore I don’t worry about plagiarism I know that I’m fine so if you’re asking how to find out whether your web page wise or not that that should tell you that you need to redo that piece I should tell you that you need to go back and write originally and I know it can be hard I know it’s tough really taking the time to take time plan your essays be organized we’ll need you to not have to find out whether there’s others page of ice or not yeah that you enjoyed watching this it’s a bit of an experiment to be honest I’m never gonna do this again but I would just cut off what plagiarism but in a bit of a different way and and I really hope you enjoyed watching this and don’t forget to leave me a huge thumbs up don’t hit subscribe to my channel and I see you guys in my next one bye

COLLEGE ESSAY Brainstorming: 5 Ways to Jumpstart Your College Application Essay Process

hey guys are you wondering what in the world should I write my college essay about or are you just having trouble figuring out how to approach your essay in general and need a little bit of mind inspiration if so this video is for you before we get started though if you happen to be prepping for the AC T or the SCT I definitely recommend that you go check out super tutor tv.com we’re going to be releasing the best SAT prep course ever it’s a video prep course with over 50 hours of video tutoring with me and that’s going to drop in September we already have the best AC t— prep course ever released it’s over 70 hours of video tutoring you can go buy it right now if you’re prepping for the AC T so go check that out it’s an awesome way to up your score let’s get into this video my first tip for you guys is to read other essays that worked one of the things that I think students struggle with is like you’ve never had an assignment at school before that’s like alright a college essay you’ve had write of literature now let’s just essay maybe maybe you’ve had write a book report but you never had write a college essay so some of you are probably sitting there and going what the heck am I supposed to do anyway and if that’s you one of the best places to start is to read a few examples of essays that work so where do you get these other essays well if you go to our blog that it was associated with this video that blog can be found at super tutor tv.com you can go and read our list of some websites and some web links that have links to real essays written by real students that worked in addition to finding them on websites you can also find books that contain a compilation of college essays so in terms of books that you can get on college essays there’s one that’s like 50 successful Harvard application essays there’s another one that’s like 50 successful stanford application essays there’s another one that’s like 50 successful Ivy League essays like variation on a theme right and then there’s another one that’s called like 100 successful college essays like really original titles here people in any case I will put links to some of these books in our comment section below as well as in our blog post if you want all this information our blog post is really the best place to go and then finally the last place that you can get example essays is from people you know so if you have a brother or sister or a cousin or a friend or even a guidance counselor who has a repository of essays that worked from students from previous years at your high school you can maybe get essays from those sources read over them and see what other people did and then there’s one more category that I like to add in in addition to just getting college essays another type of essay that I often recommend that my students check out isn’t a college essay at all it’s called an op-ed in every major newspaper in the United States there are articles every week that are personal opinion articles these are sometimes called op eds sometimes they are the opinion column of a newspaper but regardless of what you call it these essays are personal stories that intersect with ideas and concepts and values that affect all of us I find them really good templates for college essays because they’re a way that humans on an individual scale talk about what matters to them they talk about their personal stories and then they talk about them in a way that helps create some broader point some lesson learned or some bigger narrative that we all can share in and learn from so that’s another kind of article that you could check out or read if you’re writing a college essay so as you approach these essays it is not your job to plagiarize them and copy them word for word or just redact out all of the specifics and then write in your own information that’s not how to write a college essay what I want you guys to do instead is try to analyze these essays and figure out why they worked and figure out how you can create strategies to achieve those same kind of positive results okay what that means is ask yourself what strategies are they using and do those strategies work effectively or not what kind of topics are they reading about and do those topics work well are those topics that you resonate with or that you might be able to come up with or are they something that maybe isn’t in your wheelhouse next what’s the overall structure of the essay how do they start off the essay do they start with a story and then get into the ideas do they start straight off with the ideas and then get into the story how do they structure those essays and how could you then use those structural cues as templates for your own writing or as like a suggestion for how you put your structure together let’s look at number two so my second tip is to compile all your props whenever I get students working on their college essays one of the first things that I tell them to do if they haven’t already done it is to make one giant document and throw all of the prompts for all of the schools that you’re applying to into one place after you do that then start to read through every essay topic and brainstorm from there I think one mistake that a lot of students make is they assume they have to rate the common application as a first and so they start off with all the common app prompts and they stare at them and they have no idea what to write and they feel totally intimidated and can’t even type a letter if that’s you look at some other prompts it might actually be easier to start with a supplemental essay because it’s asking more down-to-earth questions and once you warm up writing sometimes that’s a good way to just get started and to get your brainstorming going the other thing that happens with a lot of my students is that they end up developing out an essay that started as some other essay into their common application essay just remember that writing is rewriting and that means oftentimes if you can just get yourself writing over here in this corner you can often then turn that into a response for something over here or grow that idea all right let’s talk about tip number three and that is write down your life story if you are really stuck and can’t brainstorm anything and have no idea what to write about sometimes if you just sit down no pressure no prompt and just write down your life story that will at least put some clay on the tables so you can start to think about what you’ve experienced and how that experience might reflect who you are what you believe etc etc that exercise is not meant to be the essay itself it’s just an exercise to try to get you thinking about what’s happened to you and what kind of ideas you might be able to write about number four start with a list about you so sometimes it’s really hard to come up with the exact topic for your essay but it might be easier to come up with a list of all the things about you that are awesome that you want colleges to know about you this could be everything from when your sense of humor is to the fact that you’re really good at thinking creatively it might also be that you think your mom is super awesome and you respect her and you think she is such a great role model and you want to talk about her maybe you’re a great violinist or you love chemistry or you’re a twin whatever it is that you want colleges to know about you or that you think makes up your specialness or sets you apart make a list of all those ideas and then what you do after you’ve compiled this list of all the wonderful things that you want colleges to know about you you start to think through how can I tell a story that reveals these traits and finally number five is just right I know sometimes you guys sit around and you’re trying to make a little list of like what to write about in your college essay and that’s all fine and dandy but if you find that that list is going nowhere sometimes the best thing you can do is just read the question and start typing I realized that some of you are afraid that in doing so you will just start typing a bunch of marshmallow mush all over your page but what I’m here to tell you is that it’s okay to sometimes be typing marshmallow mush page after page because if you just sit down and force yourself to write you’re putting yourself in an engaged position to actually think of ideas sometimes it’s the process of writing itself that starts to open up our mind and starts to open up our ideas until we actually start to write we can’t necessarily come up with our best thoughts so if you’re stuck stuck stuck my best advice is start writing write an answer for every essay prompt in that giant document that you had just start with one essay write five different common app essays write write every prompt if you don’t know which one to write about but just write write write and I promise at some point you will see a little glimmer of hope you will find a little glimmer of something interesting a little tiny seedling from your minds marshmallow mush that you can water and you can grow and you can turn into something worth reading about I hope you guys enjoyed this video good luck writing thanks so much for watching we’ve got lots more videos and college essays so feel free to hang out for awhile if you’re not quite ready to type yet and I’ll see you guys later bye

Writing a Strong Thesis Statement

hey Indian Creek eighth-grade students it’s professor Blazek back again with another writing tutorial video in this video we’re going to be talking about step 3 in the writing process for your essay on the ones who walk away from Omelas so this comes after you have filled out your evidence chart and it is on your thesis statement so you’re probably wondering what a thesis statement is it’s something you might not have heard before but it is very very important your thesis statement is the most important sentence or could be two sentences in your essay it provides your answer to the essay prompt so the role the child plays in the City of Omaha and whether or not it would be better to free the child your thesis needs to be interesting it needs to be complex because everything that you write after your thesis in your essay is going to build upon what you say in your thesis so if you have a bland or boring thesis it’s going to be hard to make sure that everything connects back to it your thesis is also meant to grab a reader’s attention and make them want to continue reading the rest of your essay so you can think of your thesis as your entire essay your your whole idea in writing boiled down to a single idea a single sentence or two sentences and again everything you write in your essay comes back to your thesis so one way you can think of it is your thesis is the seed of a tree or plant once you plant it for the reader everything that comes after grows out of that seeds so another reason why your thesis needs to be really interesting and complex so that everything after it can grow right out of your pieces so you can see we have our thesis here and everything after it grows out of that single idea so it’s important to know where in your essay your thesis is going to be used your thesis comes at the end of your introduction paragraph so at the end of your first paragraph this way you use your introduction to introduce your topic to your reader and you give your thesis and then the rest of your essay is going to prove or explain your thesis so your goal is when your reader gets down to your introduction paragraph once they’ve finished it and they read your thesis that thesis should jump out at your reader and make them want to continue reading so some other tips when you’re writing your thesis sentence or sentences make sure your entire essay is going to connect to your thesis so for example if you’re going to talk about how the City of Omaha would fall without the child include something about that in your thesis or if you’re going to say the child is important to all us in your thesis make sure you’re going to explain why in your essay because if you mention something in your thesis that you never talk about or you bring up something in your essay that sort of just comes out of nowhere it can be very confusing for your reader now make sure that you choose the words in your thesis carefully again I can’t stress enough how important this sentence or sentences are and what often times seems like the easiest way to go is to use those Wow words like great or exciting or important you know words that make your thesis in your essay sound really really special but actually don’t say a whole lot so instead of using words like those choose words that are more specific or include more specific facts or ideas so instead of just saying the child is important to own the last mention a little bit about why the child is important don’t just say oh the child is very important give your reader a little preview as to why the child is important and never never ever ever mention my essay or this essay in your thesis statement or otherwise this is not a good habit to get into your reader knows that they’re reading an essay so you don’t need to remind them that they’re reading an essay so please please please do not ever mention my essay or this essay at any point in your writing so now here are some example thesis statements that will hopefully give a little bit more information on what I mean by a complex and informative thesis statement so if you were to write an essay on Michael Jordan a poor thesis statement would be that Michael Jordan was a great basketball player for the Chicago Bulls okay number one there is not much information other than that he was a basketball player who played for the Bulls in that sentence and you use that great which is one of those words that like I said before sounds really important like it jumps out at you reader that he was a great player but it it doesn’t do much as far as explaining why he was a great basketball player now a sentence that would be a little bit better would be after winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan has become known as the best basketball player of all time so in this sentence you give one of his accomplishments and describing Michael Jordan as the best basketball player of all time is better than a great player but still winning six championships wouldn’t be enough to name a player is the best ever there needs to be more and in this thesis there needs to be more information so a really good strong thesis statement on Michael Jordan would be this final one an NCAA champion at North Carolina the owner of six NBA championships eight scoring titles and numerous other awards and Records Michael Jordan’s extraordinary career sets him above every other basketball player of all time this thesis gives a lot more information and when you say that he had an extraordinary career and sets him apart from every other player of all time the rest of the information in your thesis really backs that up and then you can expand upon that in your essay so your reader knows exactly what information you’re going to touch upon so now if we jump back into your evidence chart you can see that if I scroll down I have all five pieces of evidence I’ve got my lead-ins I’ve got my support I’ve completed step two so now I can come back up here to the prior page to step three which is your thesis and again this just reminds you a little bit that your thesis is the most important sentence essentially your essay boiled down into a single thought and so you need to put some time and effort into coming up with a really good thesis sentence or two and you can look back at your claim because your thesis is going to be different from your claim your claim is more just getting your original thoughts down about the prompt your thesis is taking the time to really get your idea of the essay into a sentence or two so if I was going to write a thesis for this essay I could say something like a child takes all of the misery of oum alas the child should be free now this does touch on the two parts of the prompt but this is an example of a thesis sentence that would be very underwhelming like you took about as little effort as you could to answer the two parts of the prompt and your reader would probably be very underwhelmed by reading this and not really understand where the rest of your essay is gonna go so why don’t why don’t we take another shot at writing a thesis so why don’t we say the City of Omaha needs a child to live in misery for all others to be happy this is a very sad situation and it would be better if the citizens decided to breathe the child from it’s sad life now this thesis been looking at it is stronger than the one we had before but still does not do as good of a job as it could in setting up the rest of the essay so you didn’t really explain a whole lot about why the city needs the child and using the word sad is another one of those words kind of like great or amazing or outstanding that would be better if you just gave an example of the sadness around the situation instead of just saying that the child had a sad situation so why don’t we take one more shot at this I I know I’m gonna get this one of these times why don’t we say in the ones who walk away from Omelas in otherwise perfect society defined by joy innovation and communal goodwill relies upon a single child to be locked away to a life of misery this child’s hopelessness in existence maintains the lives of all other citizens of Omaha and it is for this reason that it would be a grave mistake for the child to ever be freed that looks like a very strong and informative and engaging thesis you introduce a little bit about the society that it would be perfect if it were not for the single child you give some characteristics of the society and you also mention your take on whether or not it would be better for the child to be free by saying that everybody else in the society is maintained by this child’s suffering and it would be a big mistake if the child were to be freed you have a number of things that you can expand upon in your essay in your thesis so the third step again in your writing process writing a thesis it’s a sentence or two the most important information in your essay everything boiled down into this single idea and only once you have come up with a really strong and interesting thesis should you be ready to move on to the next step of the writing process so really take your time come up with a great great thesis and then you’re setting yourself up to write an excellent essay so I hope this video has been helpful this is Professor Blazek again signing off and I wish you all good luck in coming up with amazing thesis statements